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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Airborne 03.27.15: Cockpit Changes Announced, Maine v UAVs, NBAA v Santa Monica

Also: AirVenture Update, Barnstorming Opines On Media Aero-Reporting, NTSB Update, ERAU Scholarships, Doolittle Raiders, Tecnam P2010

The loss of Germanwings Flight 9525 due to what seems to be confirmed as case of the First Officer being alone in the cockpit, which facilitated his deliberately crashing the airplane, has already caused changes in the way some other European air carriers are managing cockpit disciplines. Norwegian Air Shuttle has decided to change its cockpit procedures so that two crew members always are present in the cockpit. There’s no getting around it, people are concerned about the issue of privacy when it comes to UAV operation. A bill introduced in the Maine legislature would make it a crime to fly a UAV over someone's property without their express permission. At a City Council meeting earlier this week more than 100 people attended to express their views for and against th

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

NASAO Announces U.S. Winners Of 2015 Aviation Art Contest

Will Compete In International Judging In April

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) is proud to announce the U.S. winners of the 2015 International Aviation Art Contest. The winning original artwork with this year's theme of "World Air Games" will be forwarded to Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) in Lausanne, Switzerland to be included in the International judging in April.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

NIAR Adds New Lightning And HIRF Testing Capabilities

Will Test Direct Effects Of Lightning, HIRF On Airplanes, Avionics

Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) recently added lightning transient analysis, high intensity radio frequency (HIRF) and direct effects of lightning testing capability to the wide range of services offered by its Environmental Test and Electromagnetic Effects Labs.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

NASA Announces Teams For 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Nearly 100 Teams To Compete In Races April 17-18

Nearly 100 high school and college teams from around the world will race against each other during NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 17-18 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Participating teams are from 15 states and Puerto Rico, as well as international teams from Mexico, Germany, India and Russia.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

ESA's Next Generation Of Space Station Experiments

Proposals Will Help Prepare For Future Missions

From how astronauts perceive time to whether parts of their brains shrink in space, the next round of experiments to be performed on the International Space Station has been chosen from more than 200 proposals.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Airbus Presents Humanitarian Missions’ Dedicated Helicopters In Dubai

On Display At International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition

Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to address the needs and requirements of International, Governmental and non-Governmental Organizations engaged in peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts will be highlighted during this month‘s 12th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD).

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

NASA Core Flight System Software Available To The Public

NASA Goddard Releases Open Source Application Suite

The Innovative Technology Partnerships Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, announced the release of its core Flight System (cFS) Application Suite to the public. The cFS application suite is composed of 12 individual Command and Data Handling (C&DH) flight software applications that together create a reusable library of common C&DH functions. 

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Netherlands Seeks Acquisition Of CH-47F Aircraft

Congress Notified Of Possible $1.05 Billion Sale

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for CH-47F Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.05 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 19, 2015.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Boeing Reportedly Eyeing Atlanta Sites For Research Center

Would Likely Be Somewhere Near The Georgia Tech Campus

Boeing is said to be looking at sites in Midtown Atlanta to place a research center, with the most likely location near the Georgia Tech campus.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.29.15): Comet

Comet A ball of rock and ice, often referred to as a “dirty snowball.” Typically a few kilometers in diameter, comets orbit the Sun in paths that either allow them to pass by the Sun only once or that repeatedly bring them through the solar system (as in the 76-year orbit of Halley's Comet). A comet’s “signature” long, glowing tail is formed when the Sun’s heat warms the coma or nucleus, which releases vapors into space.

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